Senior Week Cools Off with Slip & Slide

Posted April 29, 2015 / Last updated April 29, 2015

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Today's Senior Week Slip & Slide activity ended a little early due to a cooler than normal spring day.

Seniors ended their Slip & Slide activity a little early due to a cooler than normal spring day.

Seniors donned their P.E. uniforms and brought their beach towels to Will Clark Field today to show their acrobatic sliding styles on the Slip & Slide. Weather that makes for a perfect spring day – breezy, 65 degrees – didn’t translate as well for today’s outdoor water activity. Only about 50 Blue Jays braved the wind and cooler temperatures, so the party ended earlier than on warmer days in years past.

The well-deserved Senior Week celebration features lunchtime activities each day (see the schedule below), concluding with Commencement Luncheon when graduating seniors are officially welcomed into the Alumni Association.

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, April 30 | Shirt Signing | S. Solomon St. & Outside Chapel of the North American Martyrs

Seniors will gather in the far end of the school yard and on S. Solomon Street to take part in one of the newer traditions at Jesuit — amassing the autographs of their classmates and beloved faculty and administration on their uniform shirts.

Friday, May 1 | Senior Day | Senior Showcase & Commencement Luncheon | Auditorium & Mercedes-Benz Superdome

After being formally dismissed from their final Morning Assembly as Jesuit students, seniors make their way into the Auditorium to begin Senior Day activities. The main attraction is the Senior Showcase, a chance for Blue Jays to share their talents — and a few laughs — with their classmates.

Afterwards, seniors board several school buses and make their way downtown where the 270+ members of the Class of 2015 will be officially welcomed into the Jesuit Alumni Association at the Commencement Luncheon. This year the luncheon will be held in the Bienville Club Lounge of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Seniors and alumni guests will hear from speaker Col. Beau Higgins ’85, USMC (ret.). After 24 years of service in the Marine Corps, Colonel Higgins retired on Sept. 1, 2014. His meritorious performance in numerous deployments and combat missions have earned him several commendations including the Bronze Star Medal and the Marine Corps 2002 Intelligence Officer of the Year Award. He was recognized as Jesuit’s distinguished military alumnus during the 2014 Jesuit vs. Holy Cross game.